Mistletoes are parasites on trees and shrubs. They use the host plant to provide water and some sugars which are accessed via a specialised structure (haustoria) that penetrates the stem of the host.
In drier areas swathes of Mulla Mullas can make a wonderful springtime display after autumn rain. Upright plant to 75cm. Leaves broad and smooth. Conical flower heads held above foliage.
Small prostrate plant. Leaves broad, oval with rough hairs. Flower heads 2cm across. Growing in red loam beside watercourse.